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Erin Lawson - Navy Nurse

Erin Lawson
Erin Lawson and Lieutenant Lynn during Lawson's
naval commissioning ceremony in December 2010.

Erin Lawson knew from the time she was in middle school that she wanted to be a nurse. She always enjoyed volunteering and helping other people, and she hoped to travel and see the world.


Today, Lawson has combined both of her dreams into one. She graduated in December 2010 from Neumann University’s nursing program and was commissioned into the U.S. Navy. This spring she will attend officer development school in Rhode Island for five weeks. From there, Lawson will be stationed at Bethesda Navy Hospital in Maryland for two years.


“I wanted to travel and go oversees and I thought the military would be a good place to start. I liked what the Navy had to offer,” Lawson, a native of Willingboro, NJ, said.

Lawson’s naval commissioning happened in front of her family and fellow nursing students during the December 20, 2010, nursing pinning held in the Meagher Theatre.  She was administered the oath of office by Lieutenant Lynn at the end of the pinning ceremony.


Neumann’s nursing program enabled Lawson to get the hands-on experience that she will need in her career.  She did her clinical nursing experience at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE, and continues to work there. While at Neumann, Lawson also carried a minor in psychology.


“They prepared me very well.  I thought that new nursing labs were wonderful,” Lawson said of her alma mater.




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